Unremembered is a unique mystery. The heroine, Violet, has no memory and no understanding of modern technology, yet she is able to solve complex mathematical equations with only a glance. Readers will flip quickly through the pages in order to find out more about this character. However, the story’s pacing is a bit uneven. Violet’s adjustment to the world around her makes for a slow start, but when a visitor — a very cute visitor — reveals secrets to her past, things speed up in a hurry.
The sole survivor of a plane crash, 16-year-old Violet doesn’t remember her past. Even her name is chosen at random by the hospital staff that treat her after the accident. Her only possessions are a confusing note written in her own hand and an empty locket. Piecing together her past becomes imperative when Violet starts realizing that she has some very unusual abilities. She may not know who — or what — she is, but she does know that someone is after her and they are getting closer every minute. (FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX, Mar., 320 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780374379919, 12 & Up)
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